Sanctuary Care homes across the country are throwing open their doors for Care Home Open Day this week.
Residents and the teams are hosting an array of themed events and are pulling out all the stops to ensure that their open day has something for everyone to enjoy.
A day at the seaside
To mark the occasion, Ashgreen House Residential and Nursing Home in London will transform their home to the scene of a seaside resort at their beach-themed event.
Visitors will enjoy a Punch and Judy show and summer holiday games, while sampling ‘a taste of the seaside’ – tasty fish and chips.
There will be an abundance of sand, buckets and spades, as well as the team donning their brightest attire and favourite beach hat.
Meanwhile, Beechwood Residential Care Home in Upton-upon-Severn will be turning the clock back to the era of flower power and peace at their 1960s themed Care Home Open Day.
The team and residents will welcome people from the local community along to their swinging 1960s event, to enjoy music from the era, reminiscence sessions and themed quizzes.
The team will be dressed to impress, with psychedelic patterns, tie dye and flower power galore.
Beechwood’s home manager Carole Hall said: “Our residents and the team love to dress up and especially enjoy seeing new and familiar faces at their events.”
A Country and Western knees-up
The team at Lime Tree Court Residential Care Home (in Wolverhampton) will be dressed as cowboy and cowgirls for their Country and Western event, where toe-tapping entertainer, Nicky Moran, will be on hand to perform country classics.
The Rosary Nursing Home is also hosting a similar theme and will deck their Bridgwater home in hay bales and bunting for the special occasion. A tasty hog roast will be served, which will be followed by a barn dance disco.
Game, set and match
Finally, it will be game, set and match when residents at St Johns House Residential Care Home in Streatham Common, London welcome the local community to their Wimbledon-themed garden party.
The team and residents will be dressed head-to-toe in white, while offering strawberries and cream.
Home manager Valcie Lewis said: “Nothing says summer like a garden party with strawberries and cream! The team and our residents are really looking forward to our special day.”
About Care Home Open Day
Friday 19 June is officially Care Home Open Day, when care homes nationwide open their doors and welcome people to share a special day with their teams and residents, forging lasting links with their local communities.